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Privacy-Preserving Non-Wearable Occupancy Monitoring System Exploiting Wi-Fi Imaging for Next-Generation Body Centric Communication

Journal Article
Aziz Shah, S., Ahmad, J., Tahir, A., Ahmed, F., Russell, G., Shah, S. Y., …Abbasi, Q. H. (2020)
Privacy-Preserving Non-Wearable Occupancy Monitoring System Exploiting Wi-Fi Imaging for Next-Generation Body Centric Communication. Micromachines, 11(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/mi11040379
Nano-scaled structures, wireless sensing, wearable devices, and wireless communications systems are anticipated to support the development of new next-generation technologies ...

Applied web traffic analysis for numerical encoding of SQL Injection attack features

Conference Proceeding
Uwagbole, S., Buchanan, W., & Fan, L. (2016)
Applied web traffic analysis for numerical encoding of SQL Injection attack features. In ECCWS-2016
SQL Injection Attack (SQLIA) remains a technique used by a computer network intruder to pilfer an organisation’s confidential data. This is done by an intruder re-crafting web...

Using Amazon Alexa APIs as a Source of Digital Evidence

Conference Proceeding
Krueger, C., & Mckeown, S. (2020)
Using Amazon Alexa APIs as a Source of Digital Evidence. https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberSecurity49315.2020.9138849
With the release of Amazon Alexa and the first Amazon Echo device, the company revolutionised the smart home. It allowed their users to communicate with, and control, their sm...

Analysis and migration of location-finding methods for GSM and 3G networks.

Conference Proceeding
Buchanan, W. J., Munoz, J., Manson, R., & Raja, K. A. (2004)
Analysis and migration of location-finding methods for GSM and 3G networks. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp%3A20040695
This paper initially reviews the current range of location techniques on GSM networks, such as Cell-ID, GPS, AGPS, time difference of arrival (TDOA) and E-OTD (enhanced observ...

A Privacy-Preserving Secure Framework for Electric Vehicles in IoT using Matching Market and Signcryption

Journal Article
Kumar, G., Rai, M., Saha, R., Buchanan, W. J., Thomas, R., Geetha, G., …Rodrigues, J. (2020)
A Privacy-Preserving Secure Framework for Electric Vehicles in IoT using Matching Market and Signcryption. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 69(7), 7707-7722. https://doi.org/10.1109/tvt.2020.2989817
The present world of vehicle technology is inclined to develop Electric Vehicles (EVs) with various optimized features. These vehicles need frequent charging which takes a lon...

Apple and Starbucks could have avoided being hacked if they'd taken this simple step

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
Apple and Starbucks could have avoided being hacked if they'd taken this simple step
Apple and Starbucks are two of the world’s most trusted companies, but their reputations were recently tarnished thanks to some novice cybersecurity mistakes. Both setup syste...

Improving Classification of Metamorphic Malware by Augmenting Training Data with a Diverse Set of Evolved Mutant Samples

Conference Proceeding
Babaagba, K., Tan, Z., & Hart, E. (2020)
Improving Classification of Metamorphic Malware by Augmenting Training Data with a Diverse Set of Evolved Mutant Samples. https://doi.org/10.1109/CEC48606.2020.9185668
Detecting metamorphic malware provides a challenge to machine-learning models as trained models might not generalise to future mutant variants of the malware. To address this,...

Analysis of Information governance and patient data protection within primary health care

Journal Article
Smith, M., Buchanan, W. J., Thuemmler, C., Bell, D., & Hazelhoff Roelfzema, N. (2010)
Analysis of Information governance and patient data protection within primary health care. International Journal for Quality in Health Care,
The introduction of Information Governance throughout the NHS in Great Britain from 2004 onwards, saw Pri-mary Care Medicine subject to a regulatory regime ...

A novel privacy preserving method for the location tracking of mobile devices

Journal Article
Buchanan, W. J., & Kwecka, Z. (2011)
A novel privacy preserving method for the location tracking of mobile devices. Wireless Networks,
Two of the major changes within computing, at the present time, are the move towards serviceoriented architectures and the increasing usage of mobile devices to access these s...

Evaluation of Live Forensic Techniques in Ransomware Attack Mitigation

Journal Article
Davies, S. R., Macfarlane, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
Evaluation of Live Forensic Techniques in Ransomware Attack Mitigation. Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation, 33, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsidi.2020.300979
Ransomware continues to grow in both scale, cost, complexity and impact since its initial discovery nearly 30 years ago. Security practitioners are engaged in a continual "arm...
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First August - Real-time Cyber Tracking and Risk Assessment Tool

2013 - 2014
Prototype software and business case.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Fragment Finder

2015 - 2016
Fragment Finder (FF) enables a new, high-speed approach to digital forensics. It is unique in that it will build a more efficient technical architecture for the creation, storage and use of hash signa...
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £228,757

Flexiant Ltd, Innovation voucher

2011 - 2012
This research project studies the feasibility of a Cloud-based platform which is used to evaluate the performance of digital forensics tools. Along with measuring key quality metrics, such as true-pos...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

The truth about cybersecurity in 7 words (poster competition for women in cybersecurity)

2017 - 2017
This event aims to inspire women into cybersecurity roles by bringing together the cyber women from across the UK in the form of a poster competition. The event will be held in collaboration with Edin...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £500

Morgan Stanley: Security Analytics for Insider Threat Monitoring

2017 - 2017
Morgan Stanley is seeking a data science resource / support to augment its Technology Information Risk Team within the Technology and Data division. The key challenge involves an investigation of the ...
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £19,974

IoT Hardware Security Test Framework

2017 - 2018
The collaboration work has developed through an existing Data Lab funded project, and has shown how data science can be used to discover security vulnerabilities within IoT devices. Currently the team...
Funder: Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems | Value: £58,807

The truth about cybersecurity in 7 words – 2018 (poster competition in cybersecurity)

2018 - 2018
In a recent report by International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, it is estimated there will be a global shortfall of 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals by 2019, so...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £500

Trisent: Innovation Voucher for Personal Context Data Project

2018 - 2018
This is a small project to initiate an engagement following an unsuccessful application for a larger Data Lab project. Trisent’s core technology is called the Personal Context Management System (PCM...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Eyecademy: Innovation Voucher for Food Provenance

2018 - 2018
This project will focus on the building of a food provenance platform based on distributed ledger technologies
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Hypervine: Innovation Voucher Construction Site Safety Enhancement

2018 - 2018
This focuses on the use of distributed ledger technologies to manage both compliance events such as signing off on work and also document management
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000
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Utilising reduced file representations to facilitate fast contraband detection

2015 - 2019
The field of Digital Forensics has been facing scalability issues for the last 10 years, resulting in huge backlogs for la...
Dr Sean McKeown | Director of Studies: Dr Gordon Russell | Second Supervisor: Dr Petra Leimich

An approach to cross-domain situation-based context management and highly adaptive services in pervasive environments

2008 - 2012
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
Dr Zakwan Jaroucheh | Director of Studies: Prof Xiaodong Liu | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Test-bed and evaluation of a home-based adverse event prediction infrastructure

2013 - date
The "Frailty Framework" is the development of a next generation health assessment and predictive analysis system. It will...
Adrian Smales | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Alistair Lawson

Forensic analysis of large capacity digital storage devices

2013 - 2017
Triage of large capacity digital devices
Philip Penrose | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Rich Macfarlane

RESCUE: Evaluation of a fragmented secret share system in distributed cloud architecture

2014 - 2019
This work aims to address current problems of security within Cloud-based systems, as the risks in moving data i...
Dr Elo Ukwandu | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Dr Gordon Russell

Application of evolutionary machine learning in metamorphic malware analysis and detection

2017 - date
Ms Kehinde Babaagba | Director of Studies: Dr Thomas Tan | Second Supervisor: Prof Emma Hart

Framework for evaluation of e-health platform and services

2010 - 2015
Methodologies for evaluation of e-Health platforms are still lacking. This research proposes an e-Health evaluation framework that aims to pro...
Dr Owen Lo | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Prof Christoph Thuemmler

Evaluating individual engagement with e-participation systems

2019 - date
Peter Cruickshank | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall
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How working together delivered the key to unlocking the value of health data to European citizens

2 December 2019
Symphonic integrated into the EU Shield project, and which aims to share health care information across Europe, in a trusted way. Symphonic integrated a consent module which allows patient consent dat...

University Spin-out - Cyan Forensics - Wins at GovTech Summit 2019

18 November 2019
The third Cybersecurity spin-out from The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University was the winner at PitchGovTech as part of the GovTech Summit 2019.

University Spin-out Partners with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

14 August 2019
Cyan Forensics - the third Cybersecurity spin-out from The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University - is partnering with America’s National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint Awarded Honourable Mentions in SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019

17 June 2019
Honourable mentions in the SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019 were awarded to Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint from the School of Computer, Edinburgh Napier University at the SICSA PhD Conferen...

Edinburgh Napier University has the greatest representation at the prestigious Scottish Cyber Awards

10 October 2018
Edinburgh Napier University has once more a great presence in the Scottish Cyber Awards, with six (direct and indirect finalists) in five categories.

Big Data in Cyber Security Conference

30 May 2018
Big Data in Cyber Security Conference held at Craiglockhart

SOCLAB Launch

10 April 2018
Official launch of SOCLAB, the new SOC facility in Merchiston Campus

Dr. Zhiyuan Tan Invited to Deliver a Seminar on Internet of Things and Its Security at the Dongguan University of Technology, China, December 2017

12 December 2017
Dongguan University of Technology (DGUT) is a key university in Dongguan, China. DGUT has undertaken more than 900 significant research projects, such as the National Key Basic Research Development Pl...

Dr. Zhiyuan Tan Won The National Research Award 2017 from The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman

12 November 2017
Dr. Zhiyuan Tan's research work entitled "Building an intrusion detection system using a filter-based feature selection algorithm" has been awarded by the The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman...

Professor Opens Up on His Love of Edinburgh, Cryptography and Innovation

22 August 2017
In an interview with Inspired Edinburgh in The Victorian Townhouse, Professor Bill Buchanan outlined his career and his university, along with his love of his home city, cryptography and innovation. T...